ISU WorkFlex Request and Approval Process

High-Level Request and Approval Process

Broadly, the WorkFlex program includes these options:

  • Flexible Start/Stop Times – working outside the standard work hours
  • Compressed Workweek – working fewer but longer days (e.g., working four 10-hour days)
  • Hybrid Work – working from home or other designated location up to 60% of the time (i.e., up to 3 days per week)
  • Reduced Hours – moving to part-time
  • Gradual Return to Work – gradually increasing hours following leave
  • Retirement Transition – gradually reducing hours toward retirement


The WorkFlex program was designed with input from focus groups of Professional and Scientific (P&S) employees, Faculty, Faculty Work-Life Advisory Committee members, Merit employees, and supervisors of all staff types. The program is for Professional and Scientific (P&S) and certain Merit employees only1. Faculty are not eligible for this program given the existing and ongoing flexibility these positions already have.

Related Documents & Policies

WorkFlex Program Agreement – Example

WorkFlex Process Flow

Policy Library: Flex Time

Policy Library: Office Hours

Policy Library: Appointment Authority/Hiring

Employee WorkFlex Request Process in Workday

Supervisor WorkFlex Approval Process in Workday

Approver WorkFlex Approval Process in Workday

Explore WorkFlex at ISU

Benefits of WorkFlex

WorkFlex Options

Employee Guidance

Supervisor Guidance

Supervisor Guidance: Considerations

Frequently Asked Questions